The table below looks at the statistics for the Automation Engineer role in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Automation Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 28 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Automation Engineer
Rank 240 219 223
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +4
Permanent jobs requiring an Automation Engineer 2 14 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.030% 0.24% 0.12%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.032% 0.26% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 14 7
Average salary £52,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.88%
Automation Engineer
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
6312 5469 5418
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 95.74% 95.63% 96.39%
Number of salaries quoted 5288 4729 4804
Average salary £37,500 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,614
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year
- +5.26%

Automation Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer in the job title across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Automation Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Automation Engineer across the South West region.

Automation Engineer Salary Trend in the South West

Automation Engineer
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Automation Engineer within the South West region over the 3 months to 28 November 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire -7 1 £52,500 +75.00%
Gloucestershire - 1 - -
Automation Engineer
England

Automation Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title.

1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (82.35%) Java
3 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
4 11 (64.71%) Scrum
5 9 (52.94%) QA
5 9 (52.94%) JUnit
6 7 (41.18%) Open Source
6 7 (41.18%) RESTful
6 7 (41.18%) JBehave
6 7 (41.18%) jMock
6 7 (41.18%) JSON
6 7 (41.18%) Spring
6 7 (41.18%) XML
6 7 (41.18%) SQL
7 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
7 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
8 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
8 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
9 4 (23.53%) JIRA
9 4 (23.53%) BDD
9 4 (23.53%) Hudson
9 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
9 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
9 4 (23.53%) User Stories
9 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
9 4 (23.53%) C#
9 4 (23.53%) Bugzilla
9 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing

Automation Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 November 2014, IT jobs across the South West region that cited Automation Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Automation Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 15 (88.24%) Selenium
2 9 (52.94%) JUnit
3 7 (41.18%) jMock
3 7 (41.18%) JBehave
4 6 (35.29%) Cucumber
5 5 (29.41%) WebDriver
6 4 (23.53%) Hudson
6 4 (23.53%) SpecFlow
6 4 (23.53%) Jenkins
6 4 (23.53%) TeamCity
6 4 (23.53%) Bugzilla
6 4 (23.53%) JIRA
General
1 2 (11.76%) Finance
2 1 (5.88%) Publishing
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (41.18%) XML
1 7 (41.18%) Spring
1 7 (41.18%) JSON
1 7 (41.18%) RESTful
2 1 (5.88%) Middleware
2 1 (5.88%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (5.88%) UNIX
1 1 (5.88%) Windows
1 1 (5.88%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (82.35%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (70.59%) Test Automation
3 11 (64.71%) Scrum
4 6 (35.29%) Continuous Integration
4 6 (35.29%) Automation Testing
5 5 (29.41%) Test Scripting
6 4 (23.53%) BDD
6 4 (23.53%) User Stories
6 4 (23.53%) TDD
6 4 (23.53%) Automated Testing
7 2 (11.76%) Business Analysis
8 1 (5.88%) Software Testing
8 1 (5.88%) Test Management
8 1 (5.88%) Validation
8 1 (5.88%) Software Engineering
8 1 (5.88%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 14 (82.35%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
3 4 (23.53%) Ruby
4 1 (5.88%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) Degree
2 1 (5.88%) ISEB
2 1 (5.88%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (52.94%) QA
System Software
1 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) HP Quality Center
1 1 (5.88%) Puppet
1 1 (5.88%) Vagrant
1 1 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (5.88%) Oracle
1 1 (5.88%) HP
1 1 (5.88%) VMware